Skating Around Climate Change
When the homie Poppy Starr jumped into the ocean recently in her hometown of Newcastle, 100 miles north of Sydney in the burning State of New South Wales, she emerged covered in ash. "Felt like an apocalypse, end of the world type stuff." Like the majority of cities in Australia, Newcastle sits on the coastline & benefits from offshore winds decreasing the accumulation of smoke.
MAY GODDESS HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS; It’s the WBATB Final!
The original four headed for the semi-finals were Christiana Means, Sammaria Brevard, Lacey Baker and Candy Jacobs. Sadly Portland's hometown hero, Christiana, had to forfeit her spot because of an Olympic team commitment in the Philippines. So previous challengers Monica Torres and Chelsea Castro staged a "redemption round," with Torres ultimately earning her spot in the final four.
Exposure: EXPOSED! 📸📸📸
PROS: 1. The event was held on Amy Caron's birthday. 2. The weather was pristine. 3. Girls & Women from across the globe showed up & ripped. 4. Lots of money was raised for survivors of domestic violence. 5. Many skateboarders won prize money that will contribute to their skateboarding dreams & aspirations.
REVIEW: Vent City Podcast #10 How to Skate While Also Being Terrified of Eating Shit
In this episode of the Vent City the authors & hosts deliberate on the trailblazing "Coping with Creeps" article. The discussion starts at about the 8:25 mark but go ahead and listen to the whole thing, this podcast is pretty legit. As someone who probably wouldn't pursue a podcast featuring dudes talking about skateboarding, originally I tuned in only because I knew Alex and Kristin were featured in an earlier episode. Since, I've became pleasantly surprised by the insightful commentary of Ryan Lay, Kyle Beachy and two guys named Ted; Schmitz and Barrow.
We Made it into Skateism!
In case you didn't catch it on insta, our #ALEX4OLYMPICS campaign was covered in the supremely awesome SKATEISM Magazine by talented author, Maya Henry. We are honored & extremely grateful for the support. Check out Maya's article and while you're at it, pick up an issue of Skateism, it rules!
2020 USA Olympic Women’s Skate has a Posse!!
The true origins of the Olympic Games are a mystery, but mythology states the games were founded by Hercules and his father Zeus, around 776 BC. Chariot races and primitive versions of discus and other track and field events were celebrated with excessive revelry, alongside ritual sacrifices of those with less agility.
.GIF LYFE $$$
If you haven’t heard about what a smash hit our custom instagram stories .gif stickers were at WOFX you must have been hiding under a rock, or making out with one (no judgement.) Word spread fast and before we knew it, we were juggling requests from big brands wanting to trick out their stories too. It dawned on us… maybe giving the world .GIFs can help us launch baby BIGFOOT!
SLAG DISPATCH: Portland Fundraiser this Friday
Howdy Portland! 🤠 Be our partna this Friday as we ensure all kids in the City of Roses can ride skateboards this summer! So grab your boots and scoot on down to @lagunitasbeer at 6pm to enjoy ...
INDEPENDENT TRUCKS RIP RIDE RALLY
There’s no place on earth quite like the twisted concrete terrain of Lincoln City, Oregon Skatepark. Mark Scott and the Dreamland crew have created what should be considered one of skateboardin...